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Edico Cuelo in his shop in Puerto Alegre, Peru
Stories

Keeping Forests Standing and Bettering Lives

Rainforest Foundation US has begun an unprecedented program of direct finance forest defense, wherein indigenous communities are financially rewarded for successfully protecting their territories against deforestation. In Puerto Alegre, on the Amazon River in Northern Peru, community members speak about the tremendous vulnerabilities confronting them.

Reports

Realizing the Pledge

Challenges have prevented funding from going directly to indigenous peoples who are key to combating the climate crisis. Rainforest Foundations outline key steps to ensuring climate and biodiversity funding gets to the frontlines.

Stories

Amazon Emergency Fund Scales Up

The Amazon Emergency Fund (AEF) received a $2 million donation from the French Government to deliver COVID-19 relief to indigenous communities.

Press

Simpson Thacher Negotiates $30M Peruvian Remediation Plan

S. Todd Crider—Partner at Simpson Thacher and Vice-chair of Rainforest Foundation US’s Board of Directors—helps secure a commitment from the Peruvian government to improve land titling, environmental remediation, and basic services for indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest.